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Megillah 26 and 27

In today’s Daf Yomi pages, call me by your nickname

January 7, 2022

Today’s Daf Yomi pages, Megillah 26 and 27, raise the surprisingly thorny issue of ... nicknames. Presidential historian Tevi Troy joins us to talk about how and why our commanders in chief have always adored nicknames, and what a good moniker can do to keep a political career running. What’s behind some of the most famous pet names in White House history? Listen and find out.

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